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This is my (non-)entry for the GT Challenge: All Boxed In.
My original plan fell apart when I couldn’t find the metal lunch box that was my hubbies. It would have been such a lovely planter – full of sentiment and scentiment :D
But, it wasn’t to be so I’ve been scratching my head for a couple of weeks or so trying to come up with a backup plan.
The other day while working in the shed my eyes spied “it” – an old mailbox that we were going to use for a birdhouse. (Well, “Rick” was going to use it as a birdhouse. Sorry Rick.)
The box is located by the Post Family – Com Post, Emily Post, and Canada Post (their names are on the mailbox.)
I had part of a bag of dirt hanging around as well – just some cheap stuff – and I put that in the mailbox. I added a newspaper. I ripped some holes in the plastic wrapper. This should let enough rain in to soak the newspaper and I put holes in the bottom of the plastic to let it drain out onto the soil. Both the back and front doors are open so that rain water can get in.
I’m not much for container gardening – I never remember to water them – so I’ve just stuck a few “hen & chicks” plants inside. They should do ok.
And that’s it. Nothing fancy. Nothing practical. But it adds to my little vignette by my Thinking Outside The Inside Of Your Window Box Challenge creation.
-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)